Consumers Going Mobile in Retail Stores, comScore

More than half of U.S. smartphone users turned to their phone to perform retail-related activities while in a store, comScore said in its newly released mobile forecast for 2012.


Consumer Attitudes for Windows Phone is “Positive,” NPD’s Ross Rubin

Although Windows phones have a small position in the U.S. marketplace, consumers are positively inclined to give the device a try, says Ross Rubin, Executive Director and Principal Analyst, Connected Intelligence at NPD Group.


AT&T / T-Mobile Deal Collapse Means More Low-Priced Plans, CNET’s Maggie Reardon

The collapse of AT&T's planned acquisition of T-Mobile will be beneficial to consumers looking for low-cost alternatives, says Maggie Reardon, telecom reporter for CNET in this video segment.


March Madness was Milestone for Live Sports via Mobile, Turner’s Michael Adamson

Consumption of live video of the March Madness on the iPad was "amazing," says Turner Sports VP Michael Adamson, marking a milestone for live sports distribution, he tells Beet.TV in this interview.


Mobile Phones are Supersized as Video Drives Form Factor, NPD’s Ross Rubin

Consumers are willing to give up “pocket real estate” as they carry increasinly large mobile devices, says Ross Rubin, lead technology analyst at the NPD Group. 


Digital Media Milestone: News Consumption via Mobile Reaches Nearly Half for Financial Times

The introduction of tablets and smart phones has driven extraordinary growth in digital news consumption.  According to Robert Grimshaw, Managing Director of the the, approximately forty-five percent of digital news is now consumed via mobile devices.


The ‘Mobisode’ Returns: MTV Planning Original Video Programming for Mobile Devices

NEW YORK — The proliferation of smart wireless devices is creating a need for original content and MTV will be producing original entertainment for the emerging medium says Dermot McCormack, EVP for Digital at MTV Networks in this interview with Beet.TV


Accel Partner’s Ping Li: Biggest Video Opportunity is Around Mobile

Ping Li, a partner at powerhouse venture capital firm Accel Partners (investor in Facebook, others), says the big opportunity around video is mobile. 


Android’s Massive Success Due to Verizon, NPD’s Ross Rubin

Today's news from Nielsen about the fast growth of Android to become the most popular mobile operating system in the U.S. owes much of its success to the support of Verizon Wireless, says Ross Rubin, lead technology analayst at the NPD Group.


Seattle’s Mobile App Builder Zumobi Growing Quickly as Publishers Seek Solutions

The landscape for mobile Apps for the iPhone and Android has changed so rapidly that some of the biggest publishers, including, are outsourcing the creation of their Apps to a Seattle-based company called Zumobi.


Brightcove Announces Support for Android Mobile Web Devices and Native Apps

CAMBRIDGE, Mass (via Skype Video) — Brightcove, the big online video services company, has released a comprehensive solution for Android devices, for the mobile Web, and for native Apps.


eBay has 10 Million iPhone App Downloads: CEO Expects $1.5 Billion in Mobile Commerce

LOS ANGELES — eBay sees a growing opportunity in mobile commerce and expects to record $1.5 billion in revenue via mobile devices this year, CEO John Donahoe told Beet.TV on Wednesday after his on-stage presentation at the Wall Street Journal's All Things Digital conference.


Meet Verizon Wireless Spokesperson John Johnson, A Viral Video Sensation with 500K Views

With half a million views in four days, John H. Johnson, a communications exec. for Verizon Wireless has become a Web video celeb for uttering these 10 words on camera: Verizon has "no plans to carry the iPhone in the immediate future."


Kyte Announces Android Application Framework and SDK

Kyte, the San Francisco-based online video services provider, announced today an Android application framework and SDK allowing publishers to easily create custom apps for the Android.


Canada’s mDialog Has Ad Insertion Platform for iPad

With more than one million iPad's now in consumers' hands, a number of publishers are looking to serve up ads across those tablets and other mobile devices that are not in the Flash ecosystem, which is the standard for most video advertising.


The Financial Times Readies Non-Flash Solution for Apple Mobile Platform

LONDON – The Financial Times, which serves and an increasingly mobile audience, is finalizing efforts around a non-Flash solution to deliver video to Apple and other mobile devices based on H.264, according Stephen Pinches, Lead Product Development Manager for the


Kyte Announces HTML5 Player and Readies SDK for iPhone/iPad

SAN FRANCISCO — Kyte, the San Francisco-based online video platform that has been a front-runner of video distribution for customers, including MTV to mobile devices, will soon release a software developer kit (SDK) for the iPhone and the iPad.


Fox Readying “Hulu-Like” Mobile Video Site Called Bitbot

Today, Fox is expected to announce a Hulu-like service for mobile devices that will offer a range of content from Fox, NBC Universal, and Discovery, according to a report in GigaOM


NBA Breaks Record with 17 Million Video Streams of All-Star Game

NBA Digital reports that it had 4.95 million video streams of the All-Star game on Sunday, February 15, with a total of 17 million views, which is 20% more than last year.  Andy met up earlier this month with Bryan Perez, Senior VP & GM of NBA Digital to discuss the developments in the NBA's […]


Barcelona Bulletin: Flash 10.1 is Coming to Smart Phones and Brightcove Announces its Plan

BARCELONA — Brightcove, the big online video services company, will announce today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona a solution to bring true Flash video to a number of smart phones. 

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